Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 22 Feb 2019.
Wait a second. I can get a 1070 non-Ti for the same price as a 1660 Ti. Where's the added value now?
I mean, yes, it beats the 1060 but that's beside the point if prices are what they are right now.
1060: 200 Euros
1660 Ti: 289 Euros
1070: 289 Euros
1070 Ti: 399 Euros
There is neither sense nor value in the market right now.
//edit: just checked scan.co.uk and prices are similar there. Why did you decide to compare the 1660 Ti to a 1060? Thats a 260 GBP vs a 210 GBP card. The 1070 seems to be 10 quid more than the 1660 Ti right now.
NVIDIA in "wait you don't want to pay our extortionate RTX prices? here, have an equally extortionate cut down pile of slop" shocker.
Looking at Vega 56 price cuts, I would choose one of those and undervolt, personally - especially if I was playing at 1440p or 4K.
Just like Nvidia wasn't sure about the naming scheme for these, I'm not sure they know who they are aimed at, either... Current 10-series owners? First time PC builders/buyers? It's like they are just filling a hole that isn't really there or needs to be filled?
According to an Nvidia statement it's called 1660 because it's closer to the TU10x chips than the GP10x chips. Makers sense...
Oh, and closer to 2060 than 1060 in performance.
So the Turing equivalent of Pascal's 1050Ti (or is it the 1060 3GB) is £260?
Either way, yer 'aving a ****ing giraffe.
The three people considering an RX 590?
Joe Average who doesn't know anything about computers but his son wants to play Apex and he has seen the green logo before? Also, it's latest gen and cheap (in comparison to the 20xx cards)? And, obviously, 1660 Ti is higher than 10xx (Ti), therefore it must be faster.
And nope, reading a review never occurs to him either.
LOOK, LOOK! THIS IS CHEAPer.
He he he. Suckas.
1660 and 2060 are 1060 successors and the 1660 price is broadly in line with the launch price of the 1060 while the 2060 charges a premium for the currently mostly useless RTX stuff.
The successor to the 1050 series is said to launch next month:
Of course considering the 1070 and Vega 56 can both be had for a similar price as the 1660 (and the Vega includes two games plus Division 2), the value of the 1660 just isn't there.
I had a look on my phone earlier but couldn't see the games. Are they still included at £270?
Because in all of the latest DX12 titles (BFV, Forza Horizons 4) the 56 is miles ahead. Like, 30% faster) and slightly faster in SOTTR which is an NVIDIA title. Oh, and the 56 is well ahead in Hitman (AMD title tbf) and in 3Dmark.
Personally? I'd buy the £299 2060 now if I was in the market for a card. Whilst the 56 is still ever so slightly quicker in proper DX12 titles it will need under-volting and will be hotter and harder to live with.
Yep, even with the £250 one.
And the compact £299 2060 comes with one game plus Anthem.
With the build Im considering the RX580, GTX1070, Vega 56 and now the GTX 1660 for, The only thing putting me off the Vega is the small nuclear reactor needed to run it. The RX580 is particular atteactive atm since it can be had for under £200 now.
With the GTX1660 launching at this price and the market for crypto in ruin, I would hope this card and a few others start to reduce further towards the £200 mark. Im willing to hold onto the emergancy 960 I had to nab until that happens.
The £274 Sapphire card (56) is the better buy IMO. It will be much quieter..
So long as you spend a couple of hours learning undervolts and setting your P states then tbh? they're not that bad. My 64 gets super noisy, but only because I insist on keeping it under 65c. Which it does, with the fans on full blast. That is where headphones come into play. Then again that is also overclocked, so I guess I am paying the price for that.
The Vega owners threads on OCUK forums are a great place to start and ask questions. But dropping the volts is a must, as it means you can hold higher clocks.
Cheers Vault-tec Ill look into that. Id probably spend a bit more not to have a Sapphire as Ive had so many die over the years on me compared to any other brand
IDK how accurate it is but apparently AMD hasn't cut the price of the Vega range, AMD got in touch with them in order to better clarify things. According to the red team, this is a promotion and not a price drop.
Still nice to see Vega 56 for those prices.
Ah, nuts, I've just realised this means I have to remember to write "available on selected models of Nvidia's latest Turing architecture graphics processors" instead of just "available on Nvidia's latest Turing architecture" every time I refer to the Tensor Cores or RT Cores. Bah!
Or just "on RTX cards"
...that would be easier, yes.
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